Section 144 imposed in Maharashtra, Janata curfew extended till Monday morning

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Section 144 imposed in Maharashtra, Janata curfew extended till Monday morning
  • The Maharashtra government has extended the Janata Curfew in the state till Monday morning.
  • The state government has also imposed Section 144 of CrPC in the state to control the Coronavirus outbreak.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has extended the Janata Curfew in the state till Monday morning and also announced the imposition of Section 144 in the state. This decision was taken as the number of Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra surged to 73 and 2 people from the state succumbed to the disease.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, announcing the extension of lockdown in the state said, "I would like to request everyone to continue Janata Curfew till tomorrow morning."

While announcing the imposition of Section 144, the CM added, "Number of cases has increased considerably. I have no option left but to apply Section 144 in Maharashtra."
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75 districts under lockdown

The government is also putting districts that have been affected by Coronavirus under lockdown. So far, 75 districts have been put under complete lockdown in the country. Only essential services will be allowed to operate till March 31 in these areas.

So far, there have been 341 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 7 people have succumbed to the deadly disease.
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India is currently observing the Janata Curfew that was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

See also:

Coronavirus cases in India state wise

India Helpline number for Coronavirus cases
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